A Bronx man was arrested on the Southern State Parkway in North Bellmore on June 28 after driving at speeds of up to 100 mph.
New York State Police Department officials said Farmingdale troopers attempted to stop Yoel Perez-Grullon, 23, at around 2 a.m. when he was driving a Honda Civic at 100 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Southern State near exit 30 (Broadway). Instead of complying with officers, they said, he accelerated and shut off the car’s headlights, and a car chase began from there.
Perez-Grullon made numerous unsafe lane changes, police said, adding that he was driving recklessly at speeds of more than 100 mph. He continued speeding westbound on the parkway before losing control and striking a light pole at exit 25 (Newbridge Road).
Police arrested Perez-Grullon at the scene of the accident without incident. Perez-Grullon now faces charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless endangerment and several other traffic violations, officials said.
Perez-Grullon was due back to First District Court in Hempstead on July 10.